this thread seems to be going on forever, as it seems. Just to keep it going a few remarks from me:
The green glass roof in the pic is indeed the new train station, where ICEs stop (InterCity Express, Germany's fast-running long-distance train, that connects all larger cities). It is already in use, but Colin will probably never use it to get to his crew hotel. The subway station is right below Terminal 1 B (btw Colin: It's S 8 or S 9), and as far as I know the subway will stay down there.
Daniel, why would they want to take off the glass roof?? I thought this is the final design except maybe some cover until the roadwork in this area is finished.
As for MUC airport: I was there on business several times this year. It is amazing how this whole thing is growing and growing. I even spend a whole day at the airport center behind the Main terminal on due diligence; it's huge, and when you're too tired to look at even one more contract, you can go out and look at some aviation going on, and then get back to work. The only thing I don't like is the distance between Airport and city. Connections are good, but it takes too long. Probably I'm spoilt by FRA and TXL, where it takes 10-15 minutes max to reach places of interest.
MUC could be a good example how to do it right for my hometown of Berlin where discussions about a new large airport are just going on and on and on...Though it is somewhat different from MUC, as the administration has not even decided to go on with it.
Right, I have to get up and go to work now. It's Friday morning in Germany and I have at least one flight ahead of me today, though only short-haul.
btw: Apollo13, thanx for opening up this thread though you might be wondering how your topic went astray.
I know it's only VfB but I like it!